We stand on the brink of a climate crisis unparalleled in history. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) delivered a chilling fact just yesterday: a 66% likelihood of breaching the 1.5-degree Celsius global warming threshold by 2027. This critical milestone, though potentially temporary, marks an alarming first in our climate change journey.
In collaboration with Pyxera Global, the Mastercard Foundation initiated the MSME COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program (CRRP) in Ghana to tackle the economic repercussions of COVID-19 on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The program aimed to boost Ghana’s economy by fortifying the MSME network and enhancing MSMEs’ capacity to revitalize, maintain, and expand their ventures.
Formed in 2015, the 3M/Pyxera Global partnership grew from a pilot program to a cutting-edge leadership development experience that builds employee, community, and entrepreneurial resilience around the globe. Over 200 employees have gone through the 3M Impact experience—contributing 24,000 hours to 60 host organizations in 15 countries.
In response to the social justice movement, we partnered with SAP on their Pro Bono for Economic Equity project. The goal was to address the disproportionately negative impact of COVID-19 on people of color. For six weeks, teams of SAP employees worked virtually with Black entrepreneurs worldwide with remarkable success.
COVID-19 pushed education, health care, transportation, and society’s patience past their limits. Pyxera Global saw this situation as an opportunity to develop breakthrough solutions for multiple challenges. Working with other corporate and nonprofit leaders, the Reimagine Series’ first challenge addressed the accessibility of telehealth within community health systems.
In the early 2000s, Pyxera Global began partnering with companies to design, facilitate, and measure the impact of Global Pro Bono programs. Today, more than 25 unique GPB programs help share best practices, distribute lessons learned, and to encourage innovation amongst companies across seven business sectors.
Pyxera Global is excited to share important considerations and lessons learned from interactions with multiple companies looking to maintain their successful virtual programming while also working towards restarting their immersive programming in the coming year.
In the process of pivoting all in-person engagements to virtual, we co-designed new employee engagement models that now enable companies to help address the urgent needs of those affected by the pandemic.